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The Cure for My Compulsion to Control – Part 1

Photo by Ashton Mullins on Unsplash Last week I shared about how we can develop a compulsion to control other people, situations, and the Lord in this post. I thought I “had to try to control” other people and situations. I truly believed it was my responsibility and that everything would be a disaster if I […]

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But I’m Right! I am the Better Leader. I Should Be in Charge.

This seems like more than I can handle (part 1) When do I get to the “peaceful” part? (part 1) I don’t want to lose my voice in my marriage. (part 2) I feel like I am losing myself. (part 2) I feel so lonely. (part 3) I don’t know how to say things respectfully to my husband, so […]

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How a Wife’s Obedience to God Impacts Her Husband’s Soul (From the Archives)

This is a message I received from a reader.  She repented of her years of disrespect and trying to control her husband about 5 years ago.  She had learned some of these principles years  before, but a major tragedy in the family sent her reeling and now she is relearning and taking baby steps again. […]

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To Tell… or Not to Tell?

Deciding whether or not to tell your husband about what God is teaching you about respect, biblical submission and becoming a godly wife is an important, and sometimes tricky, decision. My prayer is that you will hear God’s voice and obey Him.  I also pray that every word I share might be in total alignment […]

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Roots of Insecurity, Low Self Esteem, Sinful Jealousy and Desire to Control

Yesterday, we looked at how we as women desire security in our lives and in our relationships so desperately.  But we often look for it in all the wrong places instead of finding our security in Christ alone. I believe that the deep roots of a woman’s insecurity in her marriage, her “low self esteem,” her desire […]

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A Wife’s Confessions

This wife is so adorable!  I love the way she articulates this struggle.  I think she expresses so well this universal struggle we as women have with learning to respect our husbands and submit to them as the Bible describes.  Of course, first we must respect Jesus and submit completely to Him.  It really is […]

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A Husband Answers – “Why Won’t My Husband Lead?”

Today’s post is a guest post by a Christian husband – answering a wife’s question.  This wife has been working on respect and biblical submission for about 6 months, and doesn’t understand why sometimes her husband tells her that he doesn’t want to lead in their marriage. (PS – just so everyone is aware – […]

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An Abandoned Wife’s Journal

This is from a wife who has faced many struggles in her marriage.  I don’t know what God’s plans are for anyone.  But I do know that He honors faith in Him.  I do know that He honors obedience to His Word.  And I do know that prayer is powerful and that when we pray […]

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A Minivan Update!

This is a follow up to my first post about the possibility of selling my 2006 minivan and how I trusted God and my husband with the outcome. I had wanted to possibly sell my minivan because we don’t really need so much space now that we aren’t lugging strollers, pac-n-plays and high chairs around. […]

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Encouragement for Wives from HisHelper

Today’s guest post is by HisHelper.  THANK YOU for this GORGEOUS post!  What a blessing you are to me! May I add a beautiful bonus to our obedience to those things God has commanded us women to do? I just discovered this yesterday as I was studying Titus 2 for a group Bible study using […]

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